United States

Salvage firm to retrieve telegraph from Titanic wreck

A judge in the U.S. state of Virginia has allowed a salvage firm to retrieve the telegraph machine used to send distress calls from the Titanic.

In an order issued on May 18, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith acknowledged the historical and cultural importance of the Macroni wireless telegraph, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

Trump: COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 6 that the coronavirus pandemic is worse with the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center. 

"We went through the worst attack we've ever had on our country. This is really the worst attack we've ever had," he told reporters at the White House. "This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center."

Turnover of retail trade up 9.4pct in Q1

The volume of turnover for retail trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, both as gross series and as series adjusted to the number of working days and seasonality by 9.4pct and 7.5pct, respectively, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

White House to wind down coronavirus task force as focus shifts to aftermath: Trump

The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on May 5.   

Trump confirmed the plans after Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the group, told reporters the White House may start moving coordination of the U.S. response on to federal agencies in late May.   

Speculating Dr. Fauci’s Future


US President Donald Trump's twitter account has been at the crux of many a controversy ever since the real estate mogul turned his hand to politics. So, it comes as no surprise that the latest stir, which pertains to Dr. Anthony Fauci's future, can be traced back to a seemingly innocuous retweet by the President of the United States (POTUS).

A major opportunity

In one respect at least, the current health crisis presents a major opportunity, as it has served as a springboard for the digital reorganization of the state.

Numerous procedures and services that took up so much time in citizens' day-to-day lives have gone online since the start of the epidemic as a result of measures to restrict people's movements.